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Best Authentic restaurants in Commercial Drive

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A photo of Loula's Taverna + Bar restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(50)
Price: Expensive
• Greek • Commercial Drive
Booked 14 times today
WHO ARE WE?We’re the second generation of two Greek families that came to Canada to open some of Vancouver’s longest running restaurants.Now, we’re taking everything we’ve learned from them to offer a brand new dining experience.WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?Loula’s is the Greek nostalgia of our upbringing infused with modern dining trends that have intrigued us. The atmosphere and cuisine are an homage to our namesake, a woman dear to our hearts who always leaves you in good spirits with a full stomach. Expect that overwhelmingly authentic Greek experience when you step through our doors—along with a few other things you won’t expect. You’ll just have to trust us.WHERE ARE WE?We’re located in the heart of Commercial drive, a spot we feel quite at home in. If you know anything about The Drive, you know it’s warm, vivacious and a little kooky. Just like Loula.
A photo of The Lunch Lady restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(517)
Price: Expensive
• Vietnamese • Commercial Drive
Booked 38 times today
Enjoy award-winning Vietnamese street food in the heart of Commercial Drive! Lunch Lady is not your average pho joint – dishes showcasing the PNW’s best ingredients, craft cocktails, and Michelin quality service makes us a crowd favourite with locals and international guests alike. Come and discover our modern and soulful dishes that are distinctly authentic to Vietnam. We look forward to serving you!
A photo of Havana restaurant
4.5
Awesome(585)
Price: Moderate
• Latin American • Commercial Drive
Booked 14 times today
Patio is seated on first come first serve basis.Havana Vancouver is inspired by the colours and culture of Old Havana, Cuba.Guests can expect a hybrid of authentic Latin flavours combined with Pacific Northwest style and a commitment to fresh, local ingredients. Craft beers and an innovative cocktail program create a menu unique to the location.
A photo of Marcello Ristorante and Pizzeria restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(661)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Commercial Drive
Booked 19 times today
Marcello Pizzeria e Ristorante is the best choice for an authentic Italian experience.We combine old world Mediterranean warmth and sunny dècor with an inviting atmosphere that appeals to everyone!Chef Marcello Lombardo - INSPIRED BY FOOD AND DRIVEN BY A DREAMBorn in the City of Delights, or more commonly known as Palermo, Italy, Marcello fell in love with cooking from a very young age. Influenced by the crystal clear water, the flavours of the culturally rich air and a little encouragement from his mother, he went on to receive professional training from Milan and owned a restaurant on the Adriatic Sea. Now for over 20 years he's brought his joy of Southern Italian cooking to Vancouver. Marcello's is a neighbourhood gem on Commercial Drive in the heart of little Italy set for any occasion.
A photo of Bar Corso restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(70)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Commercial Drive
Booked 13 times today
Bar Corso is more than just an apparition of Italian culture - it is the missing piece of Italian ethos on Vancouver's beloved Commercial Drive. Purposefully nestled into the heart of Little Italy, we are a tasting lounge, here for you to taste different regions of Italy through our cocktails, wines, grappa, Amari, and modern Cicchetti.
A photo of Arriva Ristorante restaurant
4.5
Awesome(374)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Commercial Drive
Booked 1 time today
“The Drive” has evolved into an eclectic mix of new and old lifestyles while retaining its flavor as the “Little Italy” district of Greater Vancouver. After 34 years in business Arriva has become a Landmark on Commercial Drive and continues to satisfy palates from all over the world. Owner Paolo Frau provides a relaxed, homey atmosphere, where customers can enjoy sumptuous, authentic Italian cuisine. Using the freshest ingredients and traddtional Italian cooking all dishes are prepared fresh daily on the premises including the Gnocchi, sausages, pancetta, sauces, bread and desserts. Arriva goes that extra mile for those customers with special dietary needs and offers whole wheat pasta, a wide selection of vegetarian pasta dishes and gluten free choices. Arriva offers a extensive selection of Italian and International wines to complement every meal making Arriva the restaurant of choice for those seeking a traditional Italian environment with great food and outstanding service!
A photo of Sula Indian Restaurant - Commercial Drive restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(81)
Price: Moderate
• Indian • Commercial Drive
Booked 1 time today
Since 2010, Sula has received numerous awards for it’s unique decor, traditional Indian preparations, Mughal inspired tandoori meat & vegetables in a warm indoor garden style seating
A photo of Zarak by Afghan Kitchen restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(983)
Price: Moderate
• Afghan • Mount Pleasant
Booked 38 times today
Zarak by Afghan Kitchen is an elevated Afghan dining destination with an innovative bar program. A narrative of hope and humility, passion for the tradition and history of Afghanistan, refined dishes, not straying away from the integrity of mum's recipes. **Kindly note that we leave lots of tables open for walk-in for brunch service**We accept online bookings for 1 -6 guests. To book a party larger than 6 guests, please call the restaurant at 604-318-3456 or email hello@zarakvancouver.comThank you, and we can't wait to meet you soon.
A photo of Minami Restaurant restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(3027)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Yaletown
Booked 77 times today
Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yaletown, Minami follows the pioneering footsteps of its sister restaurant, Miku, in delivering the innovative dining experience of Aburi cuisine to Vancouver's thriving food scene. Each piece of sushi is flame-seared using a blowtorch and binchotan (oak charcoal), resulting in sushi with a smoky aroma and a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
A photo of Kook Korean BBQ restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(393)
Price: Moderate
• Korean • East Vancouver
Booked 16 times today
At Kook, we are CRAZY about BBQ and we are here to set a new standard to your Korean BBQ experience. Serving only premium meats, every table is equipped with the Rolls-Royceof smokeless grills (Shinpo Systems). The restaurant is perfectly air balanced with the best ventilation system to ensure you smell the same way you came in. We want to ensure that we please your eyes as much as your taste buds. Our interior design is themed around the ancient five core elements (Gold, wood, water, fire, earth). From our golden ring of banchan to the cherry wood bench you are sitting on, you will find this theme throughout our restaurant. Let our energy channel your inner chef to take control and cook, or simply sit back and let our BBQ experts take over.Our dedicated team is here to serve you with one goal in mind:“A Korean BBQ dining experience you won’t soon forget!”
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